KUWAIT, Apr 25 (NNN-KUNA) – The Kuwaiti Cabinet, on Monday, welcomed the recent release and home-return of Qatari and Saudi nationals, who were held captives by armed groups in Iraq, for over a year.

This came during the cabinet’s customary weekly meeting, held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

The cabinet also offered heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Saudi government and people, over the victims of a Saudi military plane crash, during a mission in Yemen, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said, in a press statement.

It sharply condemned a recent “terrorist” attack on a church in Egypt’s Sinai, which left a policeman killed and two others wounded, in addition to another “terrorist” attack in Paris.

In this context, it reiterated Kuwait’s denunciation of such acts, that run counter to all religions and human values and norms.

At the onset of the meeting, the cabinet was apprised of the outcome of Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to Kuwait, which focused on bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments.

First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, briefed the ministers on the outcome of recent visits by the German and Hungarian foreign ministers to Kuwait.

Sheikh Sabah also elaborated on his talks with visiting US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Daesh, Brett McGurk.

The cabinet welcomed the visit of Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, to Kuwait, within the framework of his efforts to promote peace and amity in the Arab region and the entire world.

Furthermore, the ministers approved a draft decree, to set up military procurement committees, in line with Article 2 of Law 49/2016, regarding tenders, along with another, a draft degree pertinent to a memo of understanding (MoU), on industrial cooperation between Kuwait and Iraq.– NNN-KUNA

Source: NAM News Network